林煒翔:未完的鄉愁 / 鍾舜文:常日漫漫 |9.8-10.13|安卓藝術

林煒翔:未完的鄉愁 / 鍾舜文:常日漫漫 |9.8-10.13|安卓藝術

 

林煒翔:未完的鄉愁 / 鍾舜文:常日漫漫 

展覽日期|2018年9月8日-10月13日
安卓藝術|台北市和平東路一段180號7樓
開幕酒會|2018年9月8日(六)3:00 pm
地點|安卓藝術
更多資訊|www.art-msac.com


關於「未完的鄉愁」

風,順著山勢而行,霧,乘著光陰流轉。稱之為風景也好,類比為山水亦佳,林煒翔透過無數層輕薄色彩的罩染、堆疊與鋪陳,一筆一筆開展出飽含呼吸律動,雋永而靜謐的純粹之境。那裡蘊含著某種渴望,訴說著藝術家與山、水、雲、樹的真切交流,亦有股安適身心於其間的繾綣之情。

對林煒翔而言,鄉愁並非對於此生故鄉的眷戀,而是關於心靈原鄉的追尋。那是藝術家未曾到過、無從證明其存在的地方,他說:「十幾年來,我的繪畫主題從來就只有一個,就是追尋心靈的原鄉。」在這漫長的追尋裡,他總是會遇到新的風景、獲致新的領悟,有時也會面臨新的挑戰、看見不一樣的限制,它們像是橫亙眼前的深淵或寬闊的湍流,迫使他停下來,思索找尋跨越的方法,從而自每個踏實的步伐、每次的突破跨越,獲致豐沛的心靈能量。於是,我們明白了他的作品何以情感飽滿而毫無火氣,輕盈流動卻不單薄,這是由於畫作裡蘊含了他與自然之間大量的對話與沉浸體驗,藝術家藉由高密度的身體勞動,將這些養份轉化為輕靈薄彩,於繁複堆疊之後所呈現的,已然是舉重若輕的純粹。

近年來,林煒翔的創作愈趨脫離實景的描繪而傾於抽象,並且藉由想像的風景傳達精神性的嚮往與追尋,偶而,他在畫面中綴以現實景象,提醒我們這一切的追求仍然立基於現實的生命體驗。如同我們許多人,林煒翔在塵囂之中匍匐前進,於寒暑之間安頓身心,他欣然接受生命的試煉,輾轉追尋心靈的美好境界,那堅定的信念凝聚成厚實的力量,層層薄塗罩染為動人的山景雲影,寧靜之中蘊含著自然的律動與時間的流轉,密實卻顯得柔軟輕盈,或許就像藝術家心之所繫的心靈原鄉,因包容萬物而豐厚,因美好純粹而雋永。

關於「常日漫漫」

美濃,笠山下,季節緩慢地走著
淡淡的溫度,情感的濃度
是春天微濕土壤的氣味,是熱天下晝流動的雲,西北雨後的迷濛舒爽
雙溪的風吹過了樹梢,山鳥輕飛遠去
生活裡的日常,是安靜,也是熱鬧
院子裡的九重葛,不分時序地綻放著,
尤其是雨水不興的天候,開得燦爛
花朵與花瓣重重的小花成簇,花開豔麗醒目,卻也安靜不擾人
總在冷涼的溫度裡,
想起終日在巴登巴登的樹林裡緩步而行的那些日子
那是迥異於台灣南方生活所見的秋日風景
回過神來,貓兒已悄悄地在後門放上了「禮物」,好讓知道晚餐可以稍微澎湃些
想起中央山脈的另一側,
旅途所見的貓兒好似無須準備「禮物」
牠們散發著一股自在、愜意與慵懶的氣息,彷彿生命本該如此
人與自然,及自然裡的細小的生命個體一同山居
靜靜地,在凝視與被凝視之間,在有意識與無意識之間
我,以及生活裡的小小伙伴,似乎在彼此臉上看見了一樣的表情
一直習慣記錄著生命中的曾經存在
「常日漫漫」,收集的是去年夏天,在池上緩慢生活的駐村感觸
是2015 年秋日,德國西南方巴登巴登旅居的散步時光
以及美濃笠山山腳下,環繞著母親的花與小伙伴們一起的日常

-鍾舜文創作自述

Nostalgia Unsettled by Lin Wei-Hsiang|Boundless Life by Chung Shun-Wen

Date|8 Sep. – 13 Oct. 2018
Venue|Mind Set Art Center
Opening Reception|3:00 pm, Saturday, 8 Sep. 2018

On Nostalgia Unsettled

Wind blows across the mountain, mist comes and goes. May it be called landscape or shan shui, Lin’s painting reveals a tranquil realm of pure beauty built up with countless layers of dyeing. There is a yearning, tells Lin’s affections for the mountains, water, trees and clouds, amongst which his body and mind feel at home and vital.

For Lin, nostalgia is never for his birthplace, but for the origin of the soul, where he has never been and cannot prove the existence of. Once he said, “For over a decade, there is only a single theme in my practice, and it is to search the origin of the soul.” Along this long journey, he has come across new landscapes, new understandings, encountered new challenges and limitations. Challenges and limitations could be like abysses or rushing waters lying in front of the artist, forcing him to stop and look for ways to cross. It is with every breakthrough that new energy develops within the artist. Thus, we realized how Lin’s painting can be so rich in feelings but not overemotional, and so graceful but not fragile. The artist has transformed his intense dialogue with the nature into layers of thing paint to composed the tranquil scene on the canvas through enormous labor, resulting a state of poise and composure.

Lin’s work gradually departs from realistic depiction and incline to abstraction in recent years. Spiritual yearning and pursuit are expressed through Imagined landscapes. Occasionally, landmarks from the real world would appear in his landscapes, reminding us that however metaphysical the pursuit may seem, it is still rooted in the real-life experience. Like many of us, Lin strives towards his goal through life’s ups and downs, attempting to settle his body and mind in the summer heat and winter coldness. He takes challenges with a good grace, devoted to find the ultimate state of beauty and pureness. Brilliant energy generated from his faith and is turned into heart-touching landscapes of mountains and trees, of water and clouds. Here nature breathes calmly and time flows tranquilly, perhaps just like the origin of the soul that the artist yearns for, full of vitality and everlasting.

On Boundless Life

Under the Bamboo Hat Hill in Meinong, the seasons roll on by slowly.
Feeling the touch of warmth, the density of feelings.
Here is the smell of moist earth in the spring, the moving clouds in the summer afternoon,
the refreshing mist after convection rains.
Breeze from the two rivers goes through treetops, and birds fly away lightly.
The daily routine goes on quietly yet bustling.
Bougainvilleas in the garden blossom regardless of the season, especially blooming in
dry days.
Their clusters of flowers and flower-like spring leaves are arresting and gorgeous, yet
tranquil and not disturbing.
Memories about the strolls through forests in Baden-Baden often come back during
cool days.
There, the autumn scene was so different from that of southern Taiwan.
Bringing myself to the present, I realized the cat has quietly placed a “gift” at the back
door, expecting for a dinner of a bit more sumptuous.
I recall that cats living across the other side of the Central Range do not appear to
have to prepare any “gift”.
They have an air of carefree, satisfied and leisure, as if this is how life ought to be.
Human, small creatures and the nature coexist in the mountains.
Quietly, between the gazing and gazed, between consciousness and unconsciousness,
my little companions and I seem to see our own feelings in the eyes of each other.
Recording what come across in my life has always been important to me.
“Boundless Life” is a collection of my artist residency in Chishang last summer,
the strolls taken in Baden-Baden in southwestern Germany,
and everyday life around Mother’s plants together with my little companions under
the Bamboo Hat Hill, Meinong.

-Artist’s Statement